Product Reviews for D'Addario Humidipak Humidity Control System, PW-HPK-01
D'Addario Humidipak Humidity Control System, PW-HPK-011mikeMarch 27, 2011Save your money, this system is completely ineffective. When I contacted PW they were very understanding and said the initial packets were defective. They sent out new ones immediately. Unfortunately, they are no better than the initial packets. I have gotten to 40% humidity for a few days, but that's it, then back down to 35 then the packets became hard after a few weeks! I'm back to a 10cent damp sponge and it works 100% better! Nice idea, too bad it doesn't work! Now, if I could just get my money back :(
Maintaining proper moisture content for their instruments is always a musicians' concern. Guessing when to refill or to adjust a humidifier can stump even the experts. The revolutionary Humidipak, Automatic Humidity Control System, makes all the necessary adjustments – without water, drips and mess.
The patented Humidipak is the world’s first true two-way humidity system for guitar that maintains the optimum humidity level for wooden instruments: 48% relative humidity. The “two-way” system means that it actually emits or absorbs moisture as needed to maintain 48% relative humidity. The Humidipak is an automatic system that eliminates maintenance, guesswork and protects cherished instruments. Simply place the Humidipack packets into your guitar, shut the case and let it do the rest.
Humidipak has undergone extensive testing by acoustic guitar manufacturers including Taylor Guitars, the preeminent American guitar maker, who crafted such rarities as The Liberty Guitar. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars explains, “Most guitar owners are in dire need of humidification for their guitars, but some need the opposite. Until the Planet Waves system, there has been no answer for them. At Taylor Guitars, we are blown away by its effectiveness. The Humidipak that Planet Waves is bringing to the market is among the most important accessories since guitar strings.”
“This revolutionary product is sure to change the way the entire music community thinks about humidification,” says Jim D’Addario, Chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc. “We’re confident that the Humidipak will appeal to touring musicians, collectors, those undergoing seasonal transitions or any musician who cares about the investment he has made in his instrument. Our partnership with Bob Taylor and Taylor Guitars has proven to be the ultimate test and validation of this industry-changing product line.”
Planet Waves is committed to partnering with consumers to create the best products possible. As with any new, innovative technology, improvements need to be made as issues are discovered. Planet Waves knows how valuable guitars are and understands that no care system can be effortless. Player monitoring and interaction is recommended to insure that no side effects from the use of this system will occur with your particular instrument or case.